Back in April I prepared a presentation covering various aspects of the capture/modify/make ecosystem — covering what I thought were (and were going to be) the disruptive forces that would impact 3D scanning and 3D printing over the coming months and years.
I outlined the following disruptive trends:
- Democratization of low cost 3D capture devices and solutions
- Commoditization of high accuracy 3D capture devices
- Democratization of 3D printing along with the Makers movement
- “Gamified” content capture, creation and modification tools
- Leveraging crowd sourced design and open source 3D content communities
- Accelerating investment in 3D capture and creation technologies
- New processing and interaction paradigms
- Overarching policy issues
I’ve posted the full presentation (minus embedded videos, sorry!) if you have interest. Disruptive Trends in Capture to Make (4.5.13). These trends continue to evolve and hold true – I intend to update these trends with new representative examples which have popped up in the last half of 2013.